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The AJAX model dominates headlines, but developing with JavaScript requires considerable developer skills, especially when migrating existing client/server applications to the Web. A new wave of software infrastructure providers is leveraging Java expertise to create enterprise-caliber Rich Internet Applications. This session will discuss building and deploying AJAX (Asynchronous Java + XML) applications using the Java server platform as a JavaScript alternative. ... (more)

Year 2007: Return of Tech IPO?

The tech IPO market goes in cycles, just like how spring is followed by summer, autumn and winter and then returns in a year again. A well respected VC shared with me some of his studies on the cyclic nature of the IPO market – one of the key conclusions is that the peak between two adjacent IPO markets is about nine years. Using this as a rough benchmark, the next IPO boom is around the corner. So is 2007 the year of tech IPO resurgence? There are positive signs. According to RedHerring: “If you think the shopping malls are crowded this holiday season, take a look at... (more)

A Brief History of AJAX

This content is reprinted from Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters published by SYS-CON Books. To order the entire book now along with companion DVDs for the special pre-order price, click here for more information. Aimed at everyone from enterprise developers to self-taught scripters, Real-World AJAX: Secrets of the Masters is the perfect book for anyone who wants to start developing AJAX applications. A Brief History of AJAX On April 30, 1993, CERN announced that the World Wide Web would be free for anyone to use and the Web took off, jumping from 130 Web sites in 1993, to ... (more)

Secret Sauce for Successful Web Sites

There are two secret sauces for making a web site successful: SEO and WPO. Ok, I guess everyone knows about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) now. SEO was a secret sauce 5-10 years ago. At that time, not everyone was aware of SEO. These who did SEO ended up being very successful. But have you heard of WPO? Are you doing WPO to your web site? Most people would answer "no". So WPO (Web Performance Optimization) remains as the one and only secret sauce. What is Web Performance Optimization? Do you hate slow web sites? Have you ever abandoned your online activity because the web site ... (more)

AJAX: "XML for Client-Side Computing"

This article originally appeared in XML-Journal on March 10, 2004 XML is a simple, flexible text format initially designed for large-scale electronic publishing. It is flexible, open, and human-readable, and can be learned easily. XML can also be generated, parsed, analyzed, and transformed easily. It's no wonder that XML has been widely used for server-side computing: J2EE, .NET, and Web services. However, we have not seen significant use of XML on the client side to date. When we write client-side code, we are likely using HTML/DHTML for browser-based applications, Win32 for Wi... (more)